Net to construct a full-featured website in minutes. As an open source product – Selection from Beginning DotNetNuke® Skinning and Design [Book]. “Skinning” refers to an application’s ability to change the look of the design by a setting in the application Explains how DotNetNuke skins can be created in. In addition to panes, our skin design has a number of elements that are and your editor supports them, then you can start directly with the.

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Building the Blog Skin 7. Using the Blog Module 6. Using Absolute Positioning Do you have useful begunning that you would like to share with the DNN Community in a featured article or blog?

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From the very outset we thought that it was important that skin developers should be able to use whatever tool they were comfortable with and that they should not require any knowledge of programming in order to create cutting edge designs. Myths and Misconceptions Part 6: If you wish to copy or modify this design, make sure to use the files which I provide at the end of this post which includes the final working code samples.

In Part 4 of anv series, I will show you how we package these files into a proper DotNetNuke skin package. Comment Form Only registered users may post comments. I finally did it Thank you very much Fabrizio. The table below lists the skin objects that are relevant for use in containers. For example, if you have a template called index.

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Customizing the Portal Style Sheet The files are packages just as they are stored in DotNetNuke and they are not ready for installation. Using ID Attributes Building Containers Part 4: My personal preference is to start with an HTML based skin. Building Containers Part 4: Building a Skin Part 3: Featuring a Foreword by DotNetNuke creator Shaun Walker, this book takes you through the process of designing a custom skin for a DotNetNuke site and shows you how to apply web design features to that site.

Designing the Site 7. Parent and Child Portals 3. Since most of the html in our first skin is going to be removed anyway, we can actually simplify our skin to just:. My intent is to demystify some of the terms that we use and to relate them to our simple design.

A skin is comprised of one or more layout templates.

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ajd Using this pattern, I can create as many different containers as I need for my design with very minimal effort. This template uses a very simple design layout which should work well for explaining the basic concepts of DotNetNuke skinning. Providing Proper Formatting 4. This fundamental requirement has driven many of the changes over the years and continues to shape how we think about skinning in DotNetNuke.


Containers are a abd easier term to understand and will be the focus of this post.

By Shaun WalkerAndrew Hay. Examining the Menu Provider Pattern 8. Tycho de Waard 4. Francisco Perez Andres Erik van Ballegoij Selecting a Font Once you understand the basic elements that make up a DotNetNuke skin, then the rest of the skinning process becomes very easy.

Setting the Parent and Child Pages 1. Building a Skin Part 3: In part 1 and 2 of this series, I showed you how to make the page layout portion of a DotNetNuke Skin. I am always baffled when I hear these comments especially in light of what I see in the competing skinning engines on other platforms. In order to integrate the module into your website the framework wraps your module in a DotNetNuke Container.

Beginning DotNetNuke Skinning and Design

Using Version Control 4. Using Internet Information Server 2.

Background A DotNetNuke website consists of a set of pages on which the user places and configures one or more modules.